Candlestick

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1870

GUSN

GUSN-67342

Description

Ceramic garniture candlestick painted dark blue, pink, and green. Cherubs stand on the cylindrical base holding up the three candle holders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

candlesticks
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin glaze
Candleholder
Candlestick
Candlestick

Label

"Cherished Possessions": The Minton pottery's art director, French immigrant Léon Arnoux (1816-1902), is credited with inventing a new type of ceramic, introduced to the market in 1851. Called “majolica” after the Renaissance maiolica pottery that inspired it, Minton's new ceramic was a runaway success. Majolica is characterized by elaborately shaped ceramic forms glazed in a new palette of lustrous bright colors.This set was made in 1870 at the very height of majolica's popularity. It was purchased by Ogden Codman, Sr., and was part of a redecorating scheme designed to update and essentially Victorianize his colonial-era home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Minton (Maker)

Location of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Holders

Dimensions

16 3/4 (H), 7 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1233.2